Interesting post, Hunter. But I’d also posit there is a strain of political thought in the United States that links Christianity to rugged individualism, decentralism, and skepticism of large-scale government. The Constitution Party, for example, is explicitly Christian (along Reformed, bordering on Reconstructionist lines) but on economic issues other than trade is similar to the Libertarian Party. Yet it is also restrictionist on immigration.
Christian Democrat politics doesn’t represent some particularly American trends in conservative Christianity.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online